/*8£* M M S^ WEi W\ ff'\ mtn APRIL 15. 1910. CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. March 4, 1910. To all the young folks of the Sioux Indian Reservations of South Dakota. My dear friends. At our next congress you want to sing for God. That's noble of you. Al- ready now you want to get the songs selected. It isn't to soon. • Philip Two-crows and Emma White- eagle of this school here told yOu, they and also their companions know eleven church hymns. The school of Father Pius, Stephan, S. D. knows nine of those eleven and besides them fourteen more. Lucy Swifthawk said so in the last Eyanpaha. No doubt you have read her in- teresting letter. My dear ones, all these 25 songs are very nice, I wish, everybody would learn them. But I believe, out of those 25 some should be selected and those selected ones should be learned especially well by every one of you. These two are my reasons: 1.) I fear that the majority of you won't have time to learn well all 25. 2.) At the congress you won't have occasion to sing so many. My dear friends, which ones shall be chosen out of the 25 V I suggest the following nine. Holy God we praise thy name. Nearer my God to Thee. Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest. Lord I am not worthy. Daily, daily sing to Mary. Accept Almighty Father. To Jesus' Heart all burning. Jesus Savior of my soul. Like a strong and raging fire. My dear beloved ones, why did 1 select just exactly those nine out of the 25? For this reason: The words are very instructive, the melo- dy nice and easy. We have the first four ones in Indian. You know well, that "0 Lord" is olowan 13; Come Holy Ghost," 12; 'Holy God,' 26; and ' 'Nearer my God, " 32. Your parents, uncles and aunts will certainly be pleased to hear you sing such songs in English as they know in Indian. Olowan 11 is very popular, the air of that well known song is also the air of "'Daily, daily,". My dear friends, O how con- venient it would be for us, if we all had the same hymnbook! We use here St. Basil's hymnal; in Stephan they have The Catho- lic Youth's. Am glad to say that all those nine songs are also in the latter one, except: "'Nearer my God." Even the airs to them are the same. '"Daily, daily," is the only one; that makes an exception. My dear friends, I wish every- one of you would learn those nine songs especially well; please learn by heart about three stan- zes of each of them. At the con- gress you ah will sing those songs. That will please God, He will bless you. Please learn also these two: "Long hve the Pope," music by H. G. Gans; and "' Welcome to our Pastor,' Catholic Youth's p. 151. But instead of "Pastor, please say, "Bishop," as you will sing it to welcome him. I wish a few selected singers of the Crowcreekers would sing a hymn at the congress. They can choose the songs themselves I also wish that each of the other Reservations would do the same. Very truly Yours. Rev. John Vogel. PINE RIDGE, S. D. March -1, 1910. Pahacanwekna yanke etanhan omniciye apikiyapi. Jan. 1, '10 el lena waniyetu nom Wakantan- ka el wowasi econpi kta na lta- hena wanji wicoran sica econ kin wowasi tawa etan hekta iyayin kta hecel woope yustanpi na le- na itancan Kin eepi. Chas T. Beard itancan. Peter L. O. Side okilie, Samuel Fast wowapi kaga, Paul I. Brewer mazaska a wan. Thos No-water lowan itancan. Omniciye ataya wokuje awan. Wm. No Water na David Masteth wicarapi awanyakapi, H. Young Skunk na S. Thunder okliklepi. Longon. Side wapalia yuha. Robert G. Horse woklak wicakiya nakun iapi awanyaka. Joseph Fast tiyopa awanyanka. Ivan Star catechist. Samuel Fast. Catholic Temperance Union, Among The Sioux Indians At Fort Totten, N. Dak. Stanislaus Merrick Thomas Leftbear Henry Alek John Tatankapa Francis Pagonta Rupert Dunn John Snake Michael Mead Clement Suna Daniel Paul Herakahowaste Ignatius Court Simon M. Court George Cavanaugh Anthony Aikinicapi Peter Aikinicapi Henry Abraham John Belgard Michael Redelk Frank Guy Paul Gray Stephen Longhorn David Hake John S. Goodhouse Joseph Jackson Charlie Thompson James Lohnes Joseph Keya Louis Mazakahomni Charlie Feather Joseph Mazakahomni Michael Spotted-track Jerome Onehouse John Thompson Thomas Williams John Smith William Leaf James Yankton Alex Yankton Joseph Tawasu waste Henry Demarce John Keeble John T. Bell Anthony Hopkins Charles Hopkins Henry Tiodowanpi Jacob Onebear Wanbdiwanapeya John H. Goodhouse Michael Grayhorn Charlie Tatehdinajin Lawrence Ogewanjina Thomas Owl boy Jack Buffalo Joseph One-star Walter Cavanaugh Margaret Itemazan Agnes Blacktiger Nancy Nebraska Mrs. Lawrence Ogewanjina Minnie Demacre Frances Dunn Mrs Louis Mazakahomni Annie Jackson Louisa Sagye Julia Cekpa Mrs. Thomas Williams Virginia Topaiwankewin Wiyakpawin Elizabeth Hopkins Mrs. Winyanwaste Jane Tiyoniya Nancy Winona - Mrs. John Matohi | Sophie Leftbear Mrs. Stanislaus Merrick f Mrs. Lumina Alek Nancy Dewolf | Hariet Court | Louisa Court l | Celina Oomingcioud I Bertha Blaekfox UTane Onehouse i | Mary Jane Adams f Mary Rose Adams i; Julia Adams jjoian Strait 3 | David Cekpa I !; Philip Jerome i'Luke Bigtrack \ John Twohearts Martin Strait j Luke McKay iSaai Ti waste George Hunt I Bernard Twohearts Jaiaies Tatekoyaginajin Antakie L anger ( -Christina Merrick I John Oasinna ^ Matohakikta BernardTikanye Alfred Little wind Eugene Highelk Leander Woimn'aka Michael Hunt Ben Rainbow Leodegard Martha Twohearts Mrs. Cekpa win Nancy Strait Mary Louisa McKay Mary Twohearts Josephine Langer Mrs. Iwankena Jane Littlewind Frances Langer Mary Langer Ta.ninyakewin Mary Jane Littlecloud Mrs, Yuhamaniwin Louisa Comingcloud John Langer Thomas Langer Henry Langer Gabriel Mead Louis Belgard Felix Litte Mrs. Mary Louise Little Mrs. Grant. APRIL 15. 1910. A SHORT HISTORY OP FRANK HORNCLOUD, DECEASED. Potato Creek Camp, S. D. March 16, 1910. His father, Horncloud. Sr., was enlisted as scout for the United States Army in the year 1890 under the commanding offi- cers General Sherman and Gen- eral Sanborn. During those ex peditions, he was called some other names besides Horncloud. but we are too young- to remem- ber what they were. From that date until the date of the Mas- sacre of Wounded Knee Creek in 1890 and 91, were he was kill- ed and ah of his brothers and cousins were good Indians and served the biggest portion of tneir lives as scouts for tne Gov- ernment. And, after this, during the outbrave of the Nez Perses with chief Joseph Arthur head: In 1875, I think, my father Horcloud and his brothers and cousins were all enlisted as scouts under the' Commanding Officer General Nelson A Miles and served as such during the whole trouble with the Nez Perces un-' til] they were captured and peace was made. Horcloud's cousin 1 Hump was shot in the battle but' recovered and lived for some years afterward; but finally died! from the effects of the wound. J Great credit was given Horn-' cloud and cousin for doing good' sersice as scouts in the war with the Nez Perses. Tne Nez Perces liave been from that date until the present time known as a peacable nation and making good citizens of the country, After all the Indians of the noroh located tneir agencies were they now stand along the Missouri River. Horcloud and Hump of the Cheyenne Agency were ail snipped down Yellow- stone River from Ft. Keon, Mon- tana, to where Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Agency is now. Said Horcloud was then pretty well up in age and made up his mind with his brothers and cousins to settle down and lead a peacable life. Frank Horncloud was born at Fort Keoh, Montanna, in the year 1879. When he was 10 years old, he attended day school at trie Cneyenne River Agency till the time of the last Sioux In- dian outbreak, in 1&90 and 91. In the Wounded Knee Massacre the remaining Hornclouds were all killed except Frank Horn- cloud. Dewy Beard. White Lance. Joseph and Ernest Horn- cloud and Alice Horncloud. Only six of tne Hornclouds were left of the family, most of whom served as scouts in the early days. Wno was killed in the Wounded Knee Massecre with all his valu- able discharged papers from the Army of the United States which would have been of some value to us if they were not destroyed in the fight. After the Sioux outbreak in 1890 and 91 the remaining Horn- clouds were leftparentlessin the world to provide for themselves the best they knew how. Joseph Horncloud, Ernest Horncloud and the deceased FranK Horn- cloud were sent to Hoiy Rosary Mission school by their elder brothers Dewy Beard and White Lance, while the two older broth- ers set to worn. White Lance became a policeman and Dewy Beard did what labor he could find to earn money and support for the youngor brothers and one sister until such time as they all became men and strived to work out for the cattle ranches and other places. Alice Horn- cloud became the wife of John White Wolf and raised a good large family of children, while Earnest Horncloud toon sick and died soon afer returning home from school. Frank Horncloud has since been wording out for the cattle ranhes and earning some stock as cows and held to- gether with tnat which was is- sued to him by the Government until he married Miss Dolly Yankton and became the father of three children, leading a good peacable life with hisfamiiy until last fall wnen he was appointed as policeman by the Additional Farmer, Mr. E. W. Bailey, of Medicine Root District. He serv- ed as policeman on Potato CreeK and was regognized by all who knew nim as a good servicabie policeman. He was of good be- navior and prompt m nis duty wnen ordered by the authorities. He was greatly interested that the scnoolchilctren prompt] y at- tended their school and was prompt to act whenever he saw any wrong growing up anywhere near his jurisdiction. On the 7th of March, he re- ceived orders to arrest Mrs. Fox Belly at her residence near Bear Creen and take ner to Kyle where her husband was to meet her and there both were to appear before their Additinal Farmer for tneir hearing as the case was tnat tnere was some family trouble. On March 8th, he started for Fox Belly's house to arrest Mrs. Fox Belly and escort ner to the issue station. On reaching this place, Fox Belly had returned home instead of appearing before the Farmer, Frank Horncloud not having the least idea of finding him there, rode up to the door of his house and in the act of dis- mounting from his horse, Fox Belly shot at him from the bank of the creek, missing the first shot. Frank's horse was fright- ened by the shot and before Frank had any time to defend himself or guide his horse the second shot was fired from the bank, which hit him in his left hip going through the lower part of the belly. After suffering great pain for 48 hours he died a good peacable death. The Mis- sionary of the Catholic Church gave him" his last sacraments. He died about two hours after ne received the sacraments, leav- ing on earth one boy 8 years, liiomas,' Jennie 1 years old; a Oahy girl, Paulina, 3 months old; and tne mother which he said would be taken care of and supported by Josepn Horncloud. Ail the leading men of Medi- cine Root District and and nearly ail the whole District attended his funeral on which occasion Catecnist Broken Leg officiated. Tne funeral took place at Medi- cine Root District at the Catholic graveyard and a number of white people and teachers of the day scools were present. The many friends and relations that knew nun were certainly sorry to see a young man like him go off as eariy in life. It is hard to find such a person as he was, but we all cheered up to think that he died while acting nis duty as policeman and he also ranked as president in the St. Joseph's society and treasurer and was one of th best members of this society on Potato Creek Camp. We snail miss him great- ly, but nevertheless "Goers vVill" be done not ours; we must all oope that this act was for the greater glory and salvation -of nis soul. God bless us all. Joseph Horncloud. we could receive holy Commun- ion. There were eight of us. That morning we left the school about half past six. The church is half a mile away. • We walked. One of us was carrying bread; and another meat. Our Super- intendent had given us that grub to take along for breakfast. As soon as we got to the church we all read loud the pray- ers before confession. We ex- amined our conscience and con- fessed following the ten com- mandments. We read together the Com- munion prayers in St. Basil s hymnal; they are very nice. We sang "O Lord, I am not worthy.'' and '"What happiness can equal mine." Then we went over to the priest-house to cook our break- fast. One of us cut the meat, another peeled potatos. and a third made the coffee etc. That's the way we have done every time when we have gone to communion. W~e can receive in average once every five weeks. We were just through eating when the otner pupils came to church. It was then very near half past nine. We go here by eastern time. Two years ago I made my first Communion. I ani now fifteen and am in the sixth grade. Truly Yours Charles Claymore, Jr, CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. Marcn 20, 1910. To all Catholic Sioux boys. Friends. We have Sunday school every Sunday in the church from naif past nine till ten. For to- day we had to know by heart St. Matthew, chapter 22: verses 37 and 38: and the song, "To Jesus' Heart all burning," two verses. At 10 o'clock the Mass started; during which we sang a few songs. We like to sing. After Mass the priest asked four of us what he had preached. 1 am fourteen and am in the fourth grade. Your true friend. Joseph Hale. Government Indian School, Cheyenne Agency, S. D. March 20, 1910. To all who read the Eyanpaha. Dear Friends. The sixth of this month was a day of joy for us boys of the Bible class, because CHEYENNE RIVER AGENCY S. D. March 22, 1910. Joseph Tasunkewakita ta hekta wi, 7. Hekta Nov. 1, heehan ehake Yutapiwakan icu; woce- kiye ogna ta. Tokata May wi 2, le oyanke etanhan v;iyorpeyata okise yu- ranpi kta. Le oyate wicasa sakpe Wash- ington ekta yewicasipi. Hena: Abraham Noheart Henry Fielder James Crowfeather Paddle Muller Clarence Ward na Justin Blackeagle, benakecapi. Hena iyuha iyayapi na rtale- han glipi. Iyepi Lakota tunkan- sila iyokihe kici woglakapi, na oyanke etanhan wiyoyanpatan- han okise nahanrci osni zaptan yuranpi kte sni cinpi, okiyakapi. Le omaka ake lila mazacanku kaga wicasa otapi, oyanke kin lei wowasi'econpi kta. Na ma- zacanku okolakiciye Tansnaon Wakpala iyorlpka el otonwe wan kagapi kta. John Zitkala Ciqala.